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  • June 08, 2011

    — by Jessica Wehrman
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said the latest chapter of a trade dispute with China on subsidies for wind-power parts might help Ohio in its quest to become the "Silicon Valley" of clean-energy manufacturing. Yesterday, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk announced that China was ending a subsidies program that encouraged wind-power manufacturers to use... Read More
  • June 06, 2011

    — by Henry C. Jackson, The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — Five Democratic senators are calling on Vice President Joe Biden to reaffirm his commitment to leaving Medicare unchanged during budget and deficit negotiations. Sens. Claire McCaskill, of Missouri, Jon Tester, of Montana, Sherrod Brown, of Ohio, Ben Cardin of Maryland and Bill Nelson of Florida express their concerns in a letter... Read More
  • June 05, 2011

    — by Rachel Dissell
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- It was David Betts' bus seat that convinced his father something had to be done. John Betts last saw his son, a 20-year-old Bluffton University baseball player, in an Atlanta morgue in March 2007. David, a sophomore, was there along with four teammates killed after their bus was flung off a highway overpass when their driver... Read More
  • June 05, 2011

    — by Sen. Sherrod Brown
    A recent article in The Lima News noted that a Lima-based transportation company is struggling because of high gas prices (“Wannemacher: Government policies driving up gas prices, hurting business,” May 25). I share the company's concerns. Recently, I've met with truckers, business owners and families throughout the state burdened by... Read More
  • June 02, 2011

    — by Tara Wendell
      Bay High School senior Joseph Melenick was one of two Ohio students recently honored with the Prudential Spirit of Community Award and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. Each year for the past 16 years, Prudential Financial and the National Association of Secondary School Principals have awarded the top two student volunteers from... Read More
  • June 02, 2011

    — by George Nelson
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Joe Rossi understands the need to reduce the federal deficit and that some sacrifices need to be made. But those sacrifices "cannot be done on the backs of older adults," he argued. The CEO of the Area Agency on Aging, Rossi was among the advocates for senior citizens who joined U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown at the Senior Independence... Read More
  • June 01, 2011

    BOWLING GREEN, Va.—Federal regulators have shut down East Coast discount bus service SkyExpress after a crash in Virginia that killed four people and sent more than 50 others to hospitals. The U.S. Department of Transportation issued an unsatisfactory safety rating and prohibited SkyExpress, of Charlotte, N.C., from operating interstate... Read More
  • May 31, 2011

    — by Keith Laing
    A bipartisan pair of senators renewed their calls for increasing bus safety after two more deadly accidents claimed lives. Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) said Tuesday that accidents in northern Virginia and Washington state should provide Congress the impetus it needs to pass their "Motorcoach Enhanced Safety Act."... Read More
  • May 31, 2011

    Thousands lined Olde Eight Road in Northfield Center on Memorial Day for the annual parade. At around 11 a.m. many in that crowd had moved to the Northfield-Macedonia Cemetery for the annual memorial observance. The keynote speaker this year was U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown. To read the rest of the article, click on the source link above. Read More
  • May 27, 2011

    — by Arlene Fine
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Avon) discussed in a telephone interview with the CJN Thursday the United States’ relationship with Israel based on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit with President Barak Obama and the Israeli prime minister’s address to a joint session of Congress in Washington, D.C., recently. The meeting... Read More
  • May 27, 2011

    — by Ron Regan
    An exclusive 5 On Your Side investigation into a leaking nuclear plant and veterans cancer claims has prompted a swift reaction by a U.S. Senator who is promising to get answers. Sen. Sherrod Brown, from Ohio, was the first to provide assistance to veterans following the original investigation that aired in March. A second investigative report into... Read More
  • May 26, 2011

    — by Marilyn H. Karfeld
    Shaker Heights may be on the cusp of becoming Northeast Ohio’s mini-Silicon Valley.Two young movers and shakers, Todd Goldstein and Dar Caldwell, have flung open the doors of Shaker LaunchHouse (SLH), a unique public-private partnership that invests in and nurtures new ventures and recruits entrepreneurial talent to the region. At its... Read More
  • May 26, 2011

    — by Jessica Alaimo
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown touted a plan Wednesday he said would make repaying college loans easier and cheaper, and make more grants available for low-income students. Last year the federal government stopped contracting with private lenders to service new student loans, instead administering all payments through the U.S. Department of... Read More
  • May 25, 2011

    — by Tom Troy
    A coalition of liberal/progressive groups has waded into the 2012 Ohio U.S. Senate race to warn hands off Medicare and cites a poll showing public opinion is on their side. Republicans said the poll misrepresents the Medicare proposal advocated by U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, Republican chairman of the House Budget Committee, and adopted by the... Read More
  • May 25, 2011

    — by Jarondakie Patrick
    WASHINGTON -- Prescription-drug overdose is now the leading cause of accidental deaths in 16 states, a greater rate than car accidents. Yesterday, a Senate panel pressed administration officials and experts for answers. Prescription drugs used properly aren't a problem, said Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., who chaired the hearing of the Senate... Read More
  • May 24, 2011

    — by Darrel Rowland
    Although Ohio Democrat Sherrod Brown doesn't belong to the Senate Judiciary Committee, he was the first to testify at this morning's hearing on “Responding to the Prescription Drug Epidemic: Strategies for Reducing Abuse, Misuse, Diversion, and Fraud.” Brown talked about the extent of the problem in his native state, especially... Read More
  • May 24, 2011

    — by Jenn Strathman
    CLEVELAND - The do not call list has been popular over the years, and now Congress is pushing for a do not track list to give consumers privacy online. In November, we exposed the problems with digital tracking . When you browse online, you leave behind a digital footprint. That footprint is tracked by businesses without your permission for... Read More
  • May 23, 2011

    — by Jenn Strathman
    CLEVELAND - The do not call list has been popular over the years, and now Congress is pushing for a do not track list to give consumers privacy online. In November, we exposed the problems with digital tracking . When you browse online, you leave behind a digital footprint. That footprint is tracked by businesses without your permission for... Read More
  • May 20, 2011

    — by Tiffany Teasley
    Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown introduced legislation to create a Blue Alert System, modeled after Amber Alert. It's aimed at apprehending criminals who injure or kill law enforcement officers serving in the line of duty. More than 57,000 officers were assaulted while performing their duties in 2009; 11 states have a Blue Alert System in place and Sen.... Read More
  • May 20, 2011

    — by Allison Strouse
    LORAIN — The Lorain harbor will receive $443,000 from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ 2011 budget to be spent on dredging the harbor, according to Sen. Sherrod Brown. Dredging is removing the mud and debris that fills up the bottom and sides of the river and is done about every two years, according to Port Authority Director Richard... Read More